ψάμμος

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Could be from a *ψάφμος ‎(*psáphmos) (compare γράφω ‎(gráphō), γράμμα ‎(grámma)), and thus perhaps related to ψαφαρός ‎(psapharós, powdery, sandy), ψῆφος ‎(psêphos, pebble), as well as Latin sabulum.

Pronunciation[edit]

 

Noun[edit]

ψάμμος ‎(psámmosf, m ‎(genitive ψάμμου); second declension psammos yammos may be Romanised forms of Ancient Greek ψάμμος.

  1. sand
  2. something worthless
  3. metallic ore used by alchemists
  4. desert

Usage notes[edit]

  • Normally feminine, sometimes masculine.

Inflection[edit]

References[edit]